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There appears to be more and more Fiddle Festivals nationwide in recent years. This week, we will showcase a collection of great fiddlers with a number of styles from various regions across the US and Canada. We’ll hear classic tunes from John W. Summers and Brad Leftwich, great Irish fiddling from Kevin Burke, genre-busting playing from Darol Anger, and a lovely ensemble performance from Childsplay. So rosin up your bow and get ready for our “Fiddle Festival 2018” ... this week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine.

Episode #18-37: Fiddle Festival 2018
Host: Tom Druckenmiller

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Artist/”Song”/CD/Label

Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways
Bob Carlin w/ Brad Leftwich / “Step Back Cindy” / Banging and Sawing / Rounder
John W. Summers / “Fine Times at Our House” / Classic Old Time Music / Smithsonian Folkways
Lynn “Chirps” Smith / “Limburger Cheese” / Midwestern Harvest / Marimac
Mike Bryant / “Zollie's Retreat” / Sandstone & Pine Rosin / Sandrock
Feleboga Stringband / “Cranberry Rock” / Tugboat to Hamburg / Apple Blossom

Darol Anger, Emy Phelps + Friends / “These Boots (were made for walkin')” / Music of Our People / Fiddlistics
The Fretless / “Star Monster” / Live at the Art Farm / Self Produced
Oliver the Crow / “Grace” / Oliver the Crow / Self Produced
Bob Carlin w/ Brad Leftwich / “Cherokee Shuffle” / Banging and Sawing / Rounder

Childsplay / “The Fiddle and the Drum” / The Bloom of Youth / Self Produce
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas / “Keeping Up with Christine” / Ports of Call / Culburnie

Kevin Burke / “Spoken Memories of Johnny Cunningham” / An Evening with Kevin Burke / Loftus
Kevin Burke / “Dion Reel Medley” / An Evening with Kevin Burke / Loftus
April Verch / “The Newpart” / The Newpart / Slab Town
Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways